Wednesday, 5 March 2014
American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine...A Favourite
"The enjoyment of quiltmaking should not come just from the end result but from the process of getting there."
Today I want to share with you my favourite quilting magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting. I enjoy their regular columns which always include tips from readers, stories from quilting women, a little fabric/thread/quilting history and an overabundance of inspiration. The 'projects' department is a major section of each issue and includes designs both easy and more complex. There are also full sized patterns included in each issue to go along with the projects. I always find something that I know I could successfully attempt myself.
This magazine has been on the go since 1993 and they really do pack a lot into each issue. They have also gone online with a website called AllPeopleQuilt.com. I have happily incorporated several tips I read in the back issues, like using a thick pot holder to press out small blocks and always stopping sewing at a point where everything is a go for the next session....bobbin full, etc. Yes, I guess some of us need to be told these things. One of their issues showed all-time favourite patchwork blocks; I was curious to see which ones my mother had used and sure enough, I recognized a number from her work. It is interesting to think of quilting women as part of an international community and it seems they've been that way for many decades.